In it's 2010 report "A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States", the National Research Council ranked the Johns Hopkins Department of Cognitive Science as one of the top departments in the country in which to study linguistics.
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After a decade of research, cognitive scientist Barbara Landau is mapping new territory in Williams syndrome—a rare condition that has long baffled scientists. Click to read the article in Arts & Sciences magazine.
Dr. Landau's scientific research addresses the nature of human spatial understanding, the nature of language, and the relationship between the two during early development and in adulthood. The Guggenheim Fellowship will allow her to spend a full year writing a book on the nature of spatial knowledge and language in people with Williams syndrome.